Colonel Archie G. Old, commanding officer of the 96th Bomb Group, with Major Kenny, his crew and their B-17 Flying Fortress. Official caption on image: "(GPR-101-2-96)(18-10-43) Col. Old., Maj. Kenny & Crew.".
Chowhound Mission, May 1, 1945, Food Drop: Planes were loaded with the 10-in-one rations. Even so they carried the full complement of gunners and loaded guns because they were still not sure how sincere the Germans were in their promises not to shoot
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Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30372 'Shack Rabbit III', a B-17 borrowed from the 413th BS. The underground passed him from Belgium through France to Spain. He was back in England by 18 December 1943. Helped by the Belgian evasion network ...
Units served with
The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 8/3/43; Smoky Hill 26/3/43; Baer Fd 10/4/43; Smoky Hill 13/4/43; Dow Fd 18/4/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 24/4/43 MISCHIEF MAKER; Andrews Field 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-H] Grafton...
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